Broadcast LIVE from The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London.
Into the romantic world of an idealistic painter Cavaradossi and his sensuous lover Tosca comes the malevolence of Baron Scarpia, Chief of Police, with fatal results.
Elena Stikina, Bryan Hymel and Alexey Markov bring to life one of the best loved operas in The Royal Opera repertory: Puccini’s Tosca.
From the demonic chords with which it famously begins to the violent twist of the opera’s shock ending, the tension never lets up for a moment. Love and evil come – thrillingly – face to face in Jonathan Kent’s intense production.
Company The Royal Opera
Music Giacomo Puccini
Libretto Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica
Director Jonathan Kent
Designer Paul Brown
Lighting designer Mark Henderson
Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles
Run time : 205 minutes, including 2 intervals.
2021-2022 SEASON PRESENTATION
This season The Royal Opera House presents the greatest classics for a cinema exclusive experience.
Five time-honoured productions (Tosca Live, Romeo & Juliet, Rigoletto, La Traviata Live and The Royal Ballet’s production of Swan Lake Live) will be presented through modern ballet classics as well as reimaginings that uphold an abiding love of classicism and innate musicality which shine through the production.